3 Signs You Have a Chronic Sports Injury and Don’t Know It

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Each year, thousands of Canadians are hospitalized as a result of a sports injury. Sports injuries can be devastating, especially to professional athletes or those who use sports as their primary means of stress relief. Chronic Injuries Vs. Acute Injuries  Usually, an acute sports injury, such as a sprained ankle, will make itself known by causing serious pain or some … Read More

Avoid Opioids and Control Chronic Pain with Physiotherapy

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According to CBS News, one in three Americans were prescribed opioids in 2015. About 5% of these individuals obtained the drugs through illicit means, and 0.8% reported being fully addicted to opioids. Most people obtain opioids legally, getting a prescription from a legitimate doctor for pain. Unfortunately, a small percentage of individuals who innocently begin taking opioids for pain end … Read More

Your Plan for Reducing Chronic Pain This Year

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According to the Government of Canada, an estimated 1.5 million Canadians experience chronic pain. Of those 1.5 million individuals, or 1 in 10 Canadians aged 12 to 44, 9 percent are male and 12 percent are female.   Chronic pain is pain that lasts longer than 90 days. This type of pain can be slight, debilitating, or anything in between. … Read More

5 Tips for Coping with Chronic Pain That Actually Help

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Chronic pain stinks. There’s no other way to state it. Some common coping tips pain sufferers hear such as “get more sleep” seem absurd. (How can someone sleep when in pain?) Although many pain-coping tips are unrealistic, some really are helpful. Read on to discover some realistic ways to cope with chronic pain and get on with your life. 5 … Read More

Why Physiotherapy Is So Valuable

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Physiotherapy is, in a word, valuable. Many of the patients who’ve participated in a physiotherapy program will attest to this; so will statistical research. The article The Value of Physiotherapy mentioned the findings of an evidence-based, relevant valuation of physiotherapy by two health economists. What the economists found was support for the idea that physiotherapy is an irreplaceable practice that … Read More

You’re Not Stuck with Neck and Back Pain

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Are you one of the thousands of people who deal with neck and back pain? Have you struggled with chronic pain for years? Do you feel like you will never get rid of your aches? If so, here is some amazing news: you are NOT stuck with neck and back pain! Can Physiotherapy Replace Surgery? Whatever degree of pain you … Read More

Amazing Acupuncture: How It Can Help You

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Acupuncture is a truly amazing therapy. Not only is it drug-free, safe and effective, it is also multi-beneficial. Although most people know what acupuncture is, few understand how it can benefit them. Are you aware of the myriad of ways in which acupuncture can boost your health? Prevention published an article, Your Body on Acupuncture, which explains exactly what acupuncture … Read More

If You Want to Be Pain-free, Exercise!

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True or false: avoiding physical activity will help to reduce your pain. The correct answer is, FALSE. Avoiding physical activity doesn’t usually reduce pain; it exacerbates it. This may seem counterintuitive. Someone with back pain, for example, would probably assume that resting the back would bring the most relief. This is an understandable conclusion. However, too much rest only makes … Read More